December 31, 2019
Human relations and connections are the breath of life. In a vastly interdependent world, how can we effectively make meaningful connections and help one another achieve our highest potential? Eduardo Zanatta will share a few personal stories and highlight principles that he's found helpful in creating a networking village which that has transformed his life.
Eduardo Zanatta is a Vice President of Home Dialysis at DaVita Kidney Care, a Fortune 200 dialysis services provider. Prior to joining DaVita, Eduardo worked as a consultant at Innosight, a management and innovation consultancy co-founded by Clayton M. Christensen, and subsequently received his MBA from the Harvard Business School. Eduardo is married to Lauren Marie and together they have 3 children and a fourth one on the way. He lives in Irvine, CA and enjoys biking, reading, and spending time with his family.
October 26, 2019
Like it or not, your workplace (and your home) has a culture. Whether you're an executive, a manager, individual contributor, parent or child, you are helping form and drive this culture. If you want to be part of something amazing then you need to be deliberate about how everyone works together. In this fun conversation, Tony Smith will share tips and experiences on how you can contribute to creating an award winning culture wherever you are. Join us as we develop new thoughts around having a shared vision, motivating teams, and enjoying what we do. You'll learn how at work you can help those around you "Love Mondays" because that's when they get to come back.
Tony Smith is CEO & Co-Founder of Restaurant365, one of the fastest growing software companies in America. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management and information systems from Brigham Young University, Magna Cum Laude. He loves working somewhere he can focus his passion for creating innovative solutions, driving strategy, and cultivating an engaging company culture; for which he’s received various awards and recognition. Smith enjoys having fun while trying out new restaurants, hanging with his girls (wife and 4 daughters), singing and watching college football.
September 27, 2019
Each day brings a new wave of urgencies that compete for our attention. Texts, emails, calls, meetings, and more all converge on our already-full schedules. The result is a sense of being busy without being productive, which leaves people feeling burned out and unfulfilled. The sheer volume of daily distractions threatens our ability to make wise decisions about what’s important.
The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity empowers people with clear discernment to avoid distractions and to accomplish the goals that matter most in their professional and personal lives. Supported by science and years of experience, the 5 Choices not only produce a measurable increase in productivity but also provide you with a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment.
August 31, 2019
Growing up in a household of six sisters, Rich was very familiar with the female’s world of dolls. For him, he latched on to “action figures,” specifically superheroes like Spiderman, Superman, The Hulk, etc.
When you start to think about superheroes and their superpowers, you can’t help but wonder, if I could have one superpower, what would it be? What would be the BEST ONE to have? What would be the ultimate to Reign Supreme? The kicker? You actually have some!
This workshop will walk through an introduction to some of the most valuable superpowers AND, more importantly, how each of us can actually develop and implement some into our day-to-day lives to improve our current financial, emotional and physical state professionally and personally.
Come join us for an educational and fun workshop and opportunity to network with like-minded professionals in the area.
July 31, 2019
We’ve all heard of flipping a house, but what about flipping a business? All business owners eventually leave the business, but the question is whether it’s voluntary or involuntary. And even if it is voluntary, will they get the most they can out of it?
Gil’s business is about… business. At this session he will explain how to form a business, keep control of it, get funding, and eventually sell the business or go public. He will consider optimal growth, who controls the business, and how to leverage taxes.
About Gil: A believer in the adage that leaders are readers and earners are learners, Gil earned his BA in History from BYU, his JD from the BYU Law School, and an LLM in business taxation from the UCLA School of Law. Today, Gil teaches at the USC Gould School of Law.
Bradshaw began his legal career in the New York office of Chadbourne & Parke, LLP where he represented a variety of bank clients. Later, he managed outside counsel at an international mining company with public and private entities around the globe.
Gil is a partner at Wilson & Oskam, LLP. His securities regulation experience includes assisting small to mid-sized technology companies raising billions of dollars from private equity firms, venture capitalists, and his specialty, self-directed initial public offerings.
June 25, 2019
Today, most people are looking for a better way to “earn a buck.” Sometimes this search leads to a new job, other times, it works its way into the good ol’ "side hustle" (that fancy phrase for a second job or side project) to do in your off hours to get ahead. Like the saying goes, "40 hours to survive, 50 hours to thrive".
Casey Powell is one of those who figured out the side hustle to near perfection. He has grown his online businesses from $0 in 2016 to over $2,000,000 in sales this last year.
You won't want to miss this breakfast meeting as Casey will share an insider's view of Amazon's partnership process including tips, tricks and secrets he’s learned from picking the product, getting it produced, outsourcing options and how to market the product through your own website, Amazon, eBay and other online mediums. We look forward to seeing you there as Casey expands on key pitfalls to avoid and must dos for online sales in 2019.
May 22, 2019
Most of us are continually striving to achieve higher levels of excellence. What happens when you need a dramatic transformation in your business or in your life? Working Harder isn’t the answer! Working smarter? – An old cliché that doesn’t really help. But how do you get alignment? How do you move people set in their ways? How do you get from “talking about it” to making it happen faster than anyone thought possible?
Join Mark Samuel, CEO of IMPAQ, and author of his Amazon Best Selling book, “B STATE,” for his highly interactive and inspiring presentation on a new paradigm for achieving breakthrough results in your business and your life – in Rapid Time! Topics include: Creating a Practical Picture of Success; Aligning and Optimizing Your Team; Creating Your New Reality.
April 19, 2019
Having experienced one of the longest bull markets in history, it’s not uncommon to hear people share that their portfolio is up these days. With so many people being up, it begs the questions, “are you being compensated for the amount of risk within your portfolio” and “How do you objectively measure the risk within your portfolio?”
Join Travis Scibner, Managing Partner of WestPac Wealth Partners as he discusses these questions in the “myths of investing.” Topics to be covered in this session include: the academic story of investing, mutual funds (including the dead ones), market timing, what produces rate of return, and more.
March 22, 2019
Featured Speaker: JUDGE BRETT LONDON
Did you know that George Washington was a brilliant spymaster?
Did you know that Benedict Arnold was one of the most important heroes of the Revolution?
Did you know that 6 foreigners became heroes of the revolution?
Did you know that Ben Franklin almost killed himself twice by electricity?
Did you know that many of the founding fathers were personal enemies?
Judge London will share these and other fascinating but little known stories of the founding fathers and mothers during our next breakfast meeting!
Judge London’s career and character-building experiences span from gardener to taxi driver to Superior Court Judge. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Cal-State University, Fullerton and his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Brigham Young University. Brett and his wife Donna live in Lake Forest and are the parents of six adult children.
March 22, 2019
Partner, Atkinson Andelson APC
Paul Revere's ride is one of many memories that Americans from all backgrounds share as one. But it has largely disappeared from our modern histories and textbooks. This presentation will examine Paul Revere's ride, the fight at Lexington and Concord, and the individual choices that everyday Americans made to leave lives of comfort, live by their principles, and ignite a revolution.
Brigham Cheney is a partner at the law firm of Atkinson Andelson APC. He specializes in employment law, representing employers in harassment and discrimination cases, employee class action lawsuits, and union negotiations and litigation. He has substantial trial experience, including the unique experience of successfully trying two wage-and-hour class actions, one of which lasted over a full year. He has particular expertise in the international shipping industry, representing international container shipping lines, marine terminal operators, and major transportation and logistics companies with operations throughout the United States and worldwide. He has been repeatedly honored by Southern California SuperLawyers as a Rising Star in the field of Employment and Labor Law.
Outside of work, Mr. Cheney is an accomplished guitar player and, in his free time, enjoys playing and recording music and expanding his guitar collection. He spends as much time as possible with his wife and three daughters. He is an avid reader and a fan of U.S. history and military history, in particular.